Why use scented wax melts in aromatherapy and the benefits of doing so
Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine that uses essential oils and other plant-derived compounds to improve physical and mental well-being, and one of the most popular ways to experience the benefits is by using scented wax melts.
So what are scented wax melts? Quite simply, they're typically small, specially shaped and made from natural wax, with special fragrances infused that, when heated release their aroma. This can help to promote relaxation, reduce stress and anxiety and may also have a positive effect on respiratory issues, such as congestion. Some people also find that certain scents can also improve mood, help with insomnia, and even improve cognitive function.
Using scented wax melts as a form of aromatherapy can provide a simple and convenient way to improve physical and mental well-being.
So How Do Scented Wax Melts Work?
Well, the process of using scented wax melts is relatively simple. First, place one or two wax melts in a special warmer. It's best to use the type that will warm the melt by lighting a small 'tea-light' candle under the dish of the warmer. You can get electric ones, but they tend not to get hot enough to release the fragrance
The process of heating the wax causes the oils within the wax to vaporize, releasing their aroma into the air. As the wax melts, the fragrance is diffused into the room, filling it with a pleasant scent. The fragrance will continue to be released as long as the wax is melted, and it will gradually decrease over time as the wax solidifies.
Now, here's an important point... Not all wax melts are made equally!
The wax melts you can buy from By Aurora typically feature 300% more fragrance than the more well-known brand names you may come across in shops and online. We also use natural soy wax which releases the fragrance in a more controlled way, over a longer period of time than crude oil derived paraffin wax, normally used by the more recognised names.
So, try starting with one or two and then go up or down, depending on how strong you want the fragrance to be
Always follow the instructions and never leave a lit flame unattended and of course, keep out of reach of pets and children
Aromatherapy and Mental Health
Aromatherapy has been used for centuries to promote mental well-being, and research has shown that the use of fragrance oils can have a positive effect on the brain. This is because our sense of smell is closely linked to the part of the brain that controls emotions and memories, so certain fragrances can evoke strong emotional responses.
The Aroma of essential oils can stimulate the brain to release chemicals called neurotransmitters, which can have a variety of effects on the body and mind. For example, the scent of lavender is known to promote relaxation and reduce stress and anxiety, whilst peppermint can have a stimulating effect, helping to improve focus and concentration and helping to reduce feelings of tension and promote relaxation.
Just be aware, that what works for one person may not work for another. It is always best to choose the scent that appeals to you, and to start with a small amount.
In conclusion, scented wax melts can be a simple and convenient way to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy. They offer a variety of benefits for both physical and mental well-being, from reducing stress and anxiety, to promoting relaxation and respiratory health.
Choose the right scent for your needs (relaxation or stimulation). Start with a small amount, and gradually increase as desired. Don't forget to follow the instructions for your particular wax warmer making sure you turn off the warmer when all the wax has melted, to prevent any safety hazards.
Scented wax melts are easy to use, they can improve your daily life, and can help to enhance your mood, promote relaxation and improve respiratory issues. They also can be a great way to freshen up the air and create a pleasant atmosphere in any room. By taking the time to choose the right scent and use them correctly, you can experience the full benefits of aromatherapy and enhance your well-being in a natural and practical way